• Committees

  • Ambassador Ambassador

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    Ambassador Committee:
    Meeting:
    1st Thursday | 3:00-4:00 pm | Location Changes

    Time:   1-3 Hours/Month

    • 1 hour/month is requested for the committee meeting


    Committee Purpose:   

    Ambassadors are highly visible, prestigious volunteers who serve as the Chamber’s primary liaison to new Chamber members.

    Primary Goals and Activities:

    • role in member recruitment, communication, and retention
    • convey member needs, questions and concerns to Chamber staff
    • build lasting relationships with the membership, particularly new Chamber members in order to build a loyal, committed membership base that will continue to support, participate with and invest in the Chamber.

    How to get involved:

    Complete application, attend one Ambassador meeting so the committee can meet and vet candidate, then sign annual commitment.

    Hospitality Hospitality

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    Hospitality Committee:
    Chair:
    David Dallo, Comfort Suites | 248.357.9990 | gm.mi175@choicehotels.com

    Co-Chair:

    Meeting: 4th Wednesday/Month | 3:30-5:00 pm | Location Changes

    Time:   1-3 Hours/Month

    • 1 hour/month is requested for the committee meeting

    Committee Purpose:   

    The purpose of the Southfield Area Hospitality Committee is to provide the hospitality industry with a safe space to connect and grow.

    Primary Goals and Activities:

    • To strengthen the connections between the hotels and businesses in the Southfield area
    • To educate hotels businesses and support opportunities that can benefit their establishments.
    • Network and share best practices

    How to get involved:

    Interested members or potential speakers should inquire to the committee chair, co-chair or Chamber Director. 

    Membership Membership

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    Membership Committee 
    Chair:
    Co-Chair:

    Meeting: 4th Wednesday/Month | 12:30-1:30pm | Chamber Office

    Time:   1-3 Hours/Month

    ·        1 hour/month is requested for the committee meeting

    ·        Time outside of the meeting is based on tasks and assignments determined at the meeting


    Committee Purpose
    :   

    The Membership committee team works to grow and retain Chamber members. Committee members often choose either prospecting, or active-member outreach, as their primary form of involvement, but have the option to do both if desired. Recruitment volunteers provide introductions to prospective members to join the chamber, and the Outreach volunteers meet with members who’ve been active for over 1 year and survey them in order to better connect them to chamber resources, services, and opportunities.

    Primary Goals and Activities:

    • Meet with current members and conduct a short survey and record feedback for committee to evaluate
    • Identify and meet with prospective members
    • Make recommendations for tools and resources to help grow and retain membership
    • Suggest opportunities for community involvement to connect with member and reach prospective members


    How to get involved:

    Interested volunteers should inquire to the committee chair or co-chair.  

    Non-Profit Non-Profit

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    Non-Profit Committee
    Chair: Kelly Baliff, Alzheimer's Association | office: 248.996.1060 | kbailiff@alz.org

    Co-Chair: Steve Windom, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention | 810.730.2667 | SWindom@afsp.org

    Meeting: 3rd Wednesday/Month | 8:30-10:00 pm | American Cancer Society

    Time:   1-3 Hours/Month

    • 1 hour/month is requested for the committee meeting
    • Time outside of the meeting is based on tasks and assignments determined at the meeting

    Committee Purpose:   

    This committee is organized to promote the sustained vitality, enhancement, and development of the Chamber’s nonprofit member civic and community service organizations. The Round Table provides support to the nonprofit membership community; fosters a cooperative and constructive business environment among its members; provides networking opportunities for its members; promotes the exchange of ideas among its members; supports other activities needed to further the business success of its membership; and, promotes the sector’s positive impact on the Southfield Area community.

    Primary Goals and Activities:

    • To strengthen the connections between the nonprofit organizations and businesses in the Southfield area
    • To help educate the community on the contribution and economic impact of nonprofits
    • To educate businesses on community partnership and support opportunities


    How to get involved:

    Interested volunteers should inquire to the committee chair, co-chair or Chamber Director. 

    SFLD YP's SFLD YP's

    Southfield Young Professionals Board

    Chair: Brooke Robertson, Drury Hotels | 248.277.1627 | brooke.robertson@druryhotels.com​
    Co-Chair: Devon Dallo, Comfort Suites | 248.836.8205 | gm.mi175@choicehotels.com

    Meeting: 3rd Wednesday/Month | 8:30-10:00 am | Comfort Suites​
    Time:   1-3 Hours/Month

    • 1 hour/month is requested for the committee meeting
    • See Board requirements document…

    Committee Purpose:

    The purpose of the SYP Board is to drive the direction of SYP, including, but not limited to: planning events, securing speakers, locations/hosts and partners for events, finding non-profits to work with and determining relevant topics for leadership development.

    Primary Goals and Activities:

    • Plan out a year of Networking
    • Professional Development
    • Community Service

    How to get involved:

    Board consists of 10 YP’s and a Chamber staff liaison. IF there are openings on the Board, you can connect with Chamber liaison or Chairperson of SYP.